Chelsea Rude

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Chelsea Rude is a professional climber who has been climbing for about 20 years.  She grew up competing, winning National Championship titles and placing top 15 many times at various World Cups.  She was part of the US Team for a total of 12 years.  After competing for about 17 years she decided that she wanted to focus her efforts on the rock and enjoying her time outside.  Chelsea has redpointed many 5.14's and V11's, and has onsighted up to 5.13c.  While she is primarily a sport climber and secondarily a boulderer, Chelsea truly loves and has been exploring all types of climbing: traditional, ice and alpine climbing.  She also began coaching when she was 17 years old and was the first female Youth US Team coach from 2010-2012.  Chelsea currently travels teaching clinics and sharing her stories to climbing gyms and Universities around the country.  She also works part time at the American Alpine Club and is in the process of starting her own non-profit organization.